FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What makes Pleasant View Unique?
Pleasant View is the only continuing care retirement community in Ottawa. We offer beautiful spacious two-bedroom residential living villa homes and one- or two-bedroom assisted living apartments for independent older adults. They are all maintenance and worry-free!
What is a Life Plan Community or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
A Life Plan Community (also referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC) is a residential community for older adults (typically age 62 and older) that provides a variety of residential living options, alongside a campus offering services, amenities and a continuum of care designed to faithfully provide the assistance or healthcare aging adults may require. The typical CCRC offers Residential (Independent) Living, Assisted Living, Healthcare and Memory Support services on a single campus.
What are the advantages of choosing a CCRC?
A common quote from new residents is “we should have done this sooner.” Maintenance-free living provides many freedoms to pursue so much more of what brings joy to our days. From the strong community support of neighbors to the full calendar of activities, there is never a shortage of engaging things to do or people with whom to do them. CCRCs, like Wittenberg Village, give residents confidence in their plan for the future. They are making their own forward-thinking decisions, rather than leaving them in the hands of family for a later date. Residents are able to live in the same community if their needs change. This alleviates the stress of moving multiple times and maintains existing relationships in a familiar environment. Being on one campus also enables couples to remain close to each other if one person requires a higher level of care.
Who is Lutheran Life Communities?
Lutheran Life Communities has been faithfully serving older adults by providing residential and healthcare options since 1892. We are a not-for-profit, faith-based organization and welcome people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Pleasant View is one of five communities in Indiana, Illinois and Florida, and has a long-standing reputation for innovative service and person-centered care. Each day we strive to live out our shared mission: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations.
What do you mean by “vibrant, grace-filled living?”
We believe that living vibrantly and gracefully means appreciating both the obvious and subtle blessings that fill each day. It is a recognition of the beauty and abundance that surrounds and embraces us as we journey through life. Many of those blessings can be seen in the people with whom we relate each day. We believe that the community at Pleasant View provides an optimal setting to experience vibrant, grace-filled living.
Why does Pleasant View’s not-for-profit status matter?
Not having to focus our efforts on the interests of investors means our organization is able to fully shape the Pleasant View experience around the residents’ needs and preferences. It enables us to focus on maintaining our high standards and strong values, reinvesting any realized margin back into the community for the benefit of residents.
What are the advantages of Pleasant View’s location?
Pleasant View is located on the beautiful south side of Ottawa. It is a community within a community. Ottawa is rich in history and the downtown area is thriving with the addition of many growing new businesses.
What services and amenities will be available at Pleasant View?
Residence options at Pleasant View include a wide range of choices in size and floor plan, from a 1,400 square-foot, two-bedroom villa home to a 525-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. No matter which option is chosen, all residences are maintenance-free with utilities and housekeeping included.
Food is important, What can I expect?
Pleasant View offers restaurant-style dining choices at every meal. The Bistro, which is our onsite restaurant, is great for socializing with friends. Hearthstone Dining Room is a favorite which also boasts a private dining room for more intimate dining occasions. In addition, the outdoor patio provides a comfortable open-air environment in which to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee with friends.
What security measures are in place?
Pleasant View employs 24-hour security professionals. In addition, there is an emergency response system located in each residence.
What residence choices are available?
Pleasant View offers both freestanding villa homes and luxury apartments with one- or two-bedrooms. Villa homes offer spacious options with floor plan varieties which allow residents to select a perfect home. Apartments feature spacious layouts in a wide range of sizes. In addition, residents in apartments enjoy convenient indoor access to community amenities.
What levels of health care are offered on campus?
Pleasant View offers private Assisted Living in one- and two-bedroom residences. Within Pleasant View’s Healthcare Center, Skilled Nursing accommodations include private suites arranged in a neighborhood setting. We also have a state-certified Memory Care unit. In addition, short-term rehabilitation services are provided to aid residents in a return to wellness following an injury, illness or surgery. Having all these levels of care available on one campus enables couples to stay close to each other when one has a health care need. This provides priceless peace of mind to residents and their families.
What financial plans are available?
Pleasant View offers affordable options to help each resident meet individual financial budgets. The best way to discover which option is best for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our older adult living counselors. To make an appointment, please call (815) 434-1130.